Ls Swaps: How To Swap Gm Ls Engines Into Almost Anything by Jefferson BryantLs Swaps: How To Swap Gm Ls Engines Into Almost Anything by Jefferson Bryant

Ls Swaps: How To Swap Gm Ls Engines Into Almost Anything

byJefferson Bryant

Paperback | April 10, 2014

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Introduced in 1997, the GM LS engine has become the dominant V-8 engine in GM vehicles and a top-selling high-performance crate engine. GM has released a wide range of Gen III and IV LS engines that deliver spectacular efficiency and performance. These compact, lightweight, cutting-edge pushrod V-8 engines have become affordable and readily obtainable from a variety of sources. In the process, the LS engine has become the most popular V-8 engine to swap into many American and foreign muscle cars, sports cars, trucks, and passenger cars.

To select the best engine for an LS engine swap, you need to carefully consider the application. Veteran author and LS engine swap master Jefferson Bryant reveals all the criteria to consider when choosing an LS engine for a swap project. You are guided through selecting or fabricating motor mounts for the project. Positioning the LS engine in the engine compartment and packaging its equipment is a crucial part of the swap process; it is comprehensively covered. As part of the installation, you need to choose a transmission crossmember that fits the engine and vehicle as well as selecting an oil pan with adequate ground clearance that has the correct profile for the crossmember. Often the brake booster, steering shaft, accessory pulleys, and the exhaust system present clearance challenges, so this book offers the best options and solutions. In addition, adapting the computer-control system to the wiring harness and vehicle is a crucial aspect for completing the installation, and is thoroughly detailed.

As an all-new edition of the original top-selling title,LS Swaps: How to Swap GM LS Engines into Almost Anythingcovers the right way to do a spectrum of swaps. So, pick up this guide, select your ride, and get started on your next exciting project.

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Title:Ls Swaps: How To Swap Gm Ls Engines Into Almost AnythingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.38 inPublished:April 10, 2014Publisher:CartechLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1613250932

ISBN - 13:9781613250938

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 


Introduction 


Chapter 1:

What You Need to Know about LS-Series Engines 
Gen III: A Revolution in V-8 Performance 
Gen IV: Improving the Legend 
Feature Vehicle: 1996 Nissan 240SX SE 

Chapter 2:

Engine and Driveline 
Motor Mounts 
Adapter Plates 

Transmission Mounts 
Choosing a Driveline 
Feature Vehicle: 1967 Corvette C2 Stingray 

Chapter 3:

Oil Pan 
Stock Oil Pans 
Aftermarket Gen III/IV Oil Pans 
Oil Coolers 
Feature Vehicle: BMW E36 

Chapter 4:

Accessory Drives and Cooling System 
Stock Accessory Drives 
GM Vehicles 
Ford Mustangs 
Nissan 240SX 
Jeep CJ, YJ, TJ, XJ 
Mazda Miata, RX-7 
Cooling System 
Feature Vehicle: Gen III Jeep YJ 


Chapter 5:

Transmission and Clutch 
Automatic Transmissions 
T56 Manual Transmission 
Tremec TKO Manual Transmission 
Aftermarket Kits 
Feature Vehicle: Tri-Five Chevy 


Chapter 6:

Wiring Harness and Wiring 
Wiring Harness Basics 
Wiring a Classic Corvette 
1999&2000 LS1 PCM Plug 1 
1999&2000 LS1 PCM Plug 2 
Connectors for 1997&1998 LS1 Engines 
Relays for 1997&1998 LS1 Engines 
Connectors for 1999&2002 LS1 Engines 
Relays for 1999&2002 LS1 Engines 
Aftermarket Harnesses 
Feature Vehicle: Volvette: A Corvette-Engined Volvo 

Chapter 7:

Engine Management Systems, Tuning Software and Controllers 
Reluctor Types 
ECM Programming 
ECM Tuning Packages 
Aftermarket Engine Management 
Feature Vehicle: 1967 Chevy Pickup 

Chapter 8:

Fuel Systems 
In-Tank Fuel Pump 
External Fuel Pump 
Cavitation 
Wiring 
Return Lines 
Feature Vehicle: 1966 Mustang 


Chapter 9:

Exhaust Systems 
Exhaust Manifolds 
Headers 
Feature Vehicle: 1932 Ford Coupe 


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